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Racking up miles on plastic

Air miles are a big part of credit card incentive schemes. Photo: AP

Air miles are a big part of credit card incentive schemes. People get points for spending, and if they manage their spending and pay their credit card bills each month, they can score a free trip to Thailand.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 6:31pm

What the concierge serves up

Illustration: Emilio Rivera

At the beginning of this month, American Express Platinum credit card holders in Hong Kong reluctantly bid adieu to the company's concierge services, sparking complaints. Cardholders were upset that Amex was cutting its service - but not its fees.

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

Amex can make a difference if it takes complaints seriously

Amex can make a difference if it takes complaints seriously

It's no secret that many well-paid bankers are fans of American Express credit cards, which to some have an aura of exclusivity - Visa or MasterCard being considered too common.

22 Apr 2013 - 6:50am 2 comments

Amex cuts concierge service after review

American Express is partially withdrawing the concierge service for Platinum credit card holders

American Express is partially withdrawing the concierge service for high-end clients that it launched to mark itself out as a classier option than rivals Visa and MasterCard.

12 Apr 2013 - 8:34am 2 comments

Bank of East Asia sues Rafael Hui over alleged debts

Rafael Hui Si-yan. Photo: Edward Wong

In a writ filed with the High Court on Friday, the bank asks Hui for payment of all money due under the two overdraft facilities under two facility letters and two credit cards provided by the bank to Hui under a card holder agreement. The bank also wants him to pay interest and costs related to a breach of the terms of the facility letters and the agreement.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:28am 3 comments

Man sets himself on fire after bank reduces credit limit

Photo: AFP

A Zhejiang resident on Thursday set himself on fire in a bank after he was told it had reduced the amount of money he could use on his credit card, the Wenzhou Economic Daily reported on Friday.

1 Mar 2013 - 3:21pm

Why don't banks give credit where it is needed?

Megan Choy from Oregon was denied a credit card twice. Photo: Edmond So

Claire is a 32-year-old mother and the wife of a fund manager at one of Hong Kong's biggest banks, but when she hands her credit card to a waiter after a meal, she never knows if it will be declined.

21 Jan 2013 - 3:49am

Model jailed three years for spending HK$340,000 on lover's credit card

Koo Chi-nga

A male model was jailed for three years yesterday for spending HK$340,000 on his lover's credit cards to buy iPads by the dozen and other gadgets, which he then resold.

Koo Chi-nga, 35, had received permission from socialite Yvette Yung to use the two credit cards, which had been issued in her name under the accounts of her husband.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:59am

Yoga centres under stress as banks restrict services after mass closures

Yoga instructor George Dovas strikes a pose with his students during a class at the Iyengar Yoga Centre in Sheung Wan. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Yoga studios in Hong Kong are feeling the backlash from the collapse of so many of their counterparts as banks now refuse to provide them with credit card payment facilities.

16 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Students need to dump credit cards

After reading an article about students being caught in credit card traps, it made me wonder who is most responsible for this. I think it is more the fault of university students and parents than the banks or the financial institutions.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Citibank slowdown in plastic spending

Citibank saw growth in credit card spending in Hong Kong slow in the second quarter, with retail sales in April and May rising about 20 per cent year on year, down from 32 per cent in the first quarter.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Scam warning after wedding photo complaints soar

The number of complaints about wedding photography services increased by nearly 50 per cent last year, prompting the consumer watchdog to warn couples to watch out for scams.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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